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Georgia Gulf idles Sarnia PVC resin facility

Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf Corporation has announced that it will temporarily idle its PVC resin manufacturing faci...

December 5, 2007   Canadian Plastics

Atlanta-based Georgia Gulf Corporation has announced that it will temporarily idle its PVC resin manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ont.

The move is part of the company’s plan to temporarily remove 700 million pounds of PVC resin capacity on an annualized basis.

The Sarnia PVC resin manufacturing facility is capable of producing 450 million pounds per year. The company is also reviewing options to temporarily idle an additional 250 million pounds of PVC resin capacity in order to reach its 700 million pound target.

The company also recently announced that it had commenced initial production testing of its modernized PVC resin production line in Plaquemine, La. The company plans for full production on the modernized line during Q1 in 2008.

“We are scaling our PVC resin operations to synchronize with the seasonally slower demand period, while at the same time driving increased efficiency by shifting production to our most efficient facilities,” said Georgia Gulf’s president, CEO and chairman Ed Schmitt.


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